Friday, August 22, 2008

Autumn In The Air!

Right now - this week - is my favorite time of year. It's the last couple weeks of summer, the air is starting to get a little cooler and the nights are getting chilly so sleeping is nice and comfortable with just a window open. The kids are getting ready to go back to school, so we're shopping for some new clothes and buying supplies. I just love it!


I've been feeling a bit Autumn-like in my card making this week as well.... what little cardmaking I've done that is! Both of these cards feature lots of brown, orange and yellow. I used some Basic Grey Archaic for the first one. Every single paper in that line has a fall like feel!
The second card is my favorite of the week. I didn't use any designer paper on it! The moon was masked with circle punch, then I sponged the background with my ink essential blending tool (I just love this thing!) with about 4 different colors of ink.



On a side note.... the blog candy winner will recieve their goodies shortly. I've been waiting for a shipment of envelopes to arrive... no use buying them when some are already on order. Also the swaps will go out this week... I've been just HORRIBLE about them this month and I sincerely apologize. I've learned that summer is NOT a good swap time and PROMISE to be more on the ball this fall. And lastly... we're still placing orders for new stuff for the store Paperaddiction.com. If you have something you've been looking for and can't find them PLEASE let either Laura or I know! You can email us via the contact link on our website. Thanks!

18 comments:

Ashley said...

i love your use of the ribbon charm...i'm going to have to try that out! i love the entire fall look of the card and the sentiment - how it could be blowing - amazing!

Christina Fischer said...

Oh WOW! You captured autumn beautifully with these cards!! I love the colors, the texture, the depth -- just gorgeous! :)

DeniseLynn said...

OY MY GRAVY!!! That tree card is devine!!!!!

Gail S. said...

I'm not quite ready for fall to get here but I do love your cards! It is beginning to feel like fall is just around the corner (the evenings are getting cooler) and school has started back up. I am really looking forward to getting my "candy" in the mail....can't wait!!!

leenda said...

You always do such fabulous & creative artwork! Love em both!

Anonymous said...

Gosh Michelle, you are such a wonderful designer. I fall in love with so many of your cards and I have to say, your bold and colorful layouts have really inspred me.
Absolutely love the new cards.
Bren

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my I couldn't tell you which one I like better, they are both so cool, wonderful work!

Shirley said...

Boy, Michelle, you hit the weather right on the mark........and your cards too. The first one is just so warm and friendly, and of course Autumn too. The second one is so stunning. TFS

Elaine said...

I love autumn colors and these cards are very nice. On the first card, I like the mix of texture; the ripped edges around the focal point and sentiment plus the softness of the ribbon. On the second card, I like the technique you used to make the scene.

Terrie B x said...

Your cards are `Beautiful`...and `Well Done` on your caardvarks win I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it...TFS!!!:)x

Kim said...

Gorgeous Michelle! Rich and just perfect for fall!

Diane Davies said...

Your work is just beautiful! Congrats on being the caardvarks winner! That's how I found you. Now I'm going to have to link you to my blog so I can visit more often. : )

Marie Cramp said...

WOW!! Love that tree.

TFS
Marie

dpkennedy said...

They are both beautiful, but the second one has such a warm, calm tone...it almost glows! Gorgeous!

Deborah said...

My favoirte colors are the autumn tones for sure! Gorgoeus cards! Thanks for such tremendous inspration! Deb

mochamama said...

These are beautiful Michelle. Love the Autumn colors

loni.sue said...

I love your masked moon card! It reminds me a bit of Michelle Zindorf's work. Beautiful!

Joy D. said...

I love your fall cards, particularly the one with the evergreen in front of the moon and the eartone colors. What did you mean when you mentioned the ink essential blending tool that you used? Whatever it is it works beautifully. Maybe I need one!!!

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